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"In the Greek romances," writes David Konstan, "sighs, tears, and suicide attempts are as characteristic of the male as of the female in distress; ruses, disguises, and outright violence in defense of one's chastity are as much the part of the female as of the male." Exploring how erotic love is represented in ancient amatory literature, Konstan points to the symmetry in the passion of the hero and heroine as a unique feature of the Greek novel: they fall mutually in love, they are of approximately the same age and social class, and their reciprocal attachment ends in marriage. He shows how the plots of the novels are perfectly adapted to expressing this symmetry and how, because of their structure, they differ from classical epic, elegy, comedy, tragedy, and other genres, including modern novels ranging from Sidney to Harlequin romances. Using works like Chaereas and Callirhoe and Daphnis and Chloe, Konstan examines such issues as pederasty, the role of eros in both marital and nonmarital love, and the ancient Greek concept of fidelity. He reveals how the novelistic formula of sexual symmetry reverses the pattern of all other ancient genres, where erotic desire appears one-sided and unequal and is often viewed as either a weakness or an aggressive, conquering power. Konstan's approach draws upon theories concerning the nature of sexuality in the ancient world, reflected in the work of Michel Foucault, David Halperin, and John Winkler. Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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9780691634876 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $99.95
9780691033419 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 1, 1994, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: "In the Greek romances," writes David Konstan, "sighs, tears, and suicide attempts are as characteristic of the male as of the female in distress; ruses, disguises, and outright violence in defense of one's chastity are as much the part of the female as of the male.

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9780691606033 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: "In the Greek romances," writes David Konstan, "sighs, tears, and suicide attempts are as characteristic of the male as of the female in distress; ruses, disguises, and outright violence in defense of one's chastity are as much the part of the female as of the male.

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By Karl Story (illustrator)

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9780521254526, titled "A Study of Daphnis & Chloe" | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 1, 1984, cover price $54.99 | also contains A Study of Daphnis & Chloe

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Product Description: "Daphnis and Chloe", written c.200 AD, vividly describes the passion of two foundlings brought up by shepherds. Longus' story was praised by Goethe, parodied by Voltaire and imitated countless times by popular writers in every European language...read more

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9780803231375 | Univ of Nebraska Pr, March 1, 1991, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: "Daphnis and Chloe", written c.

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Product Description: Giles Barber chronicles the mixed fortunes of Longus's pastoral novel of the second-third century AD, "Daphnis and Chloe". Since it first resurfaced in Renaissance Europe, the story has appeared in over 500 editions, in many languages, becoming possibly the most translated text of Greek antiquity this century and enjoying a widespread influence throughout the arts...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780712301800 | British Library Board, June 1, 1989, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Giles Barber chronicles the mixed fortunes of Longus's pastoral novel of the second-third century AD, "Daphnis and Chloe".

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Hardcover:

9780521254526 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 1, 1984, cover price $54.99 | also contains Nightwing 3

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